Articles on ‘Lea Salonga’

Part 2: Lea Salonga talks cultural representation and current politics through musical theatre

Part 2: Lea Salonga talks cultural representation and current politics through musical theatre

When I was given the opportunity to speak to Lea Salonga about her upcoming concerts just days after the results of the American election were announced, I couldn’t help but link her wealth of roles to current political conversations. Below, Salonga discusses the parallels between the hate rhetoric that inspired the events of of the Japanese internment… Read more.

A Quick Chat With Bianca Baykara – In The Heights

After rehearsing part time for just over a month, NIDA graduate Bianca Baykara and the Australasian company of Tony Award winning musical In The Heights are preparing for their first performance at Chapel off Chapel tonight. The cast of 20 are debuting the hit Broadway tuner in Australia (under the direction of James Cutler with choreography by Yvette Lee) in a production… Read more.

David Harris – Time is a Traveller

David Harris, as one of Australia’s leading men of musical theatre, is one of only a small club of make performers with name recognition and instant credibility. Our leading men are few and far between, and they are often a little removed from the rest of the world – impossibly polished, possessing a certain kind… Read more.

David Harris to Headline Charity Concert for the Phillippines

David Harris

David Harris is set to prove that his perfection knows no bounds when he co-headlines later this year in a charity concert to benefit the victims of the Hurricane Haiyan which devastated the Philippines late in 2013. Hunky Australian music theatre star David Harris is just going from strength to strength. It doesn’t seem that… Read more.

Top 10 articles on AussieTheatre: June 2012

June was a huge month here at! Our national team produced 180 articles for publication including 68 reviews from shows across the country. With such a large amount of information published, we understand that readers occasionally miss important articles. Just in case you missed them, we decided to bring you the top 10 most… Read more.

Lea Salonga – An evening of beauty

If there was an official headliner of this year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Lea Salonga would be it. The queen of musical theatre, creating the role of Kim in Miss Saigon and the voice to some of the best Disney features, including Aladdin and Mulan. She’s won Olivier and Tony Awards and her bell-like voice graced… Read more.

Adelaide Cabaret Festival – Variety Gala Performance

Over the years, the opening of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival has become somewhat of an event.  Everyone gets dressed up (donning the traditional black with an accent of red), we sip champagne (Moët Chandon this year if you don’t mind!), we walk the red carpet (complete with paparazzi) and we see what is in store… Read more.

A Quick Chat with Lea Salonga

A Quick Chat with Lea Salonga

Musical theatre royalty, Lea Salonga literally grew up on the stage and was thrust into international stardom at 17, when Sir Cameron Macintosh discovered her in his worldwide search for the leading role of Kim in the original production of Miss Saigon. She went on to win both Olivier and Tony Awards for her portrayal of… Read more.

A taste of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival – Top 8 Picks

AussieTheatre’s South Australian Co-ordinator Hayley Horton dishes her top 8 picks for the upcoming Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Have you booked your tickets?  In June, Adelaide becomes a circuit of dingy, darkened rooms with red lamps and sultry songstresses. Audience are seen dashing between venues on a cold winter’s night, counting the minutes to their next… Read more.